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Preview — Cradle by Arthur C. Clarke
Armed with equipment provided by her friend, Dr. Dale Michaels from the Miami Oceanographic Institute, she goes to in ...more
Anyway, I decided it was time to sample his w ...more
I would have enjoyed this novel more if Clarke and Lee had taken the story completely to the ocean. The too-brie ...more
I can't believe I read the whole thing. Run away!
One of the challenges of scifi is tying grander scoped-epics into a framework that has meaning for the individual players (characters). This story n ...more
Un missile top secret che svanisce in volo. Un tridente d'oro che cambia sorprendentemente forma. Una caverna subacquea custodita da balene... Qualcosa si nasconde nel fondo marino al largo di Key West, un mistero in parte umano ma nello stesso tempo terribilmente alieno. Il suo potere è immenso e terrificante e potrebbe distruggere ogni forma di vita sulla Terra. Ma qualcuno ha deciso di scoprire il terribile segreto. E da quel momento non esiste più alcuna certezza, nessun luogo sicuro in cui...more
Yesterday (11/02/06) during lunch, I finished my most recent book: Cradle, by Arthur C. Clarke and Genry Lee.
This is same team that wrote the last 3/4 of the Rama series (following Clarke's standalone classic, Rendevous With Rama). Those were good books. Cradle, which was written a couple of years before the Rama sequels, is not.
Not that it's a terribly bad book. I was entertained for almost all of the 408 pages. But I'd never read it again. The book is ba ...more
It's not that I don't like a redemption story. They can be well-written ...more
Rok 1993. Carol Dawson reporterka Miami Herald oficjalnie kręci na Florydzie reportaż o dziwnie zachowujących się wielorybach. Olbrzymy bez wyraźnej przyczyny wypływają na brzeg, inne krążą w kółko niedaleko wybrzeża. Kilka dni wcześniej Marynarka Wojenna Stanów Zjednoczonych przeprowadzała na tym samym obszarze testy nowego rodzaju rakiety. Rakiety, która z niewyjaśnionych przyczyn zbacza z kursu ...more
The technological aspect, Clarke's forte, is good. As he was expert at, he takes a technological development and asks "What if?" He avoi ...more
The characters are unbelievable and the plot is ridiculous - alien beings who can travel galactic distances but require an Encyclopaedia and some Gold in order to leave Earth.
This would have made a good kids book were it not for the pointless (and trust me, I'm not prudish at all) sexual content.
BUT I give this novel only three stars. AT times, it was drudgery to get through a chapter because Clarke keeps going on and on .... spends way too much time s ...more
Clarke was a graduate of King's Co ...more